The Good Fork

The Good Fork

The Good Fork dives into the worlds of elite chefs, world travelers, entrepreneurs and change-makers with a plant-based focus and gives you an inside look on the movers and shakers in these industries. Hosted by Diana Edelman, founder of Vegans, Baby. Conversations about food, lifestyle, travel, business. With a plant-based twist.


August 31, 2020 37 mins

Jessica Schoech is the founder and CEO of Vegan Street Fair and Vegan Exchange, two wildly popular vegan events based out of North Hollywood, Calif.

Throughout Vegan Street Fair's history, Jessica has strived to make veganism accessible to as many people as possible while encouraging veteran and new vendors to push the envelope of vegan cuisine & the vegan lifestyle. It is Jessica's goal to continue to push veganism to...

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Chef Stacey Dougan joins host Diana Edelman on this episode of The Good Fork.

With roots in Atlanta, Georgia, Chef Stacey Dougan has been featured internationally in media as an expert gourmet vegan and raw foods chef and nutritionist. Her passion for teaching stems from her own life-changing experience overcoming numerous health issues (eczema, candida, etc.) Since successfully curing herself, her goal has been to inspire others to...

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On today's episode, Cynthia Inguanzo, the assistant executive pastry chef at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino joins me.

We got to know each other in 2019 and I selected her to create the pastry course for the Vegas Vegan Dinner I curated that fall at the world-renowned James Beard House. Before we worked together, she hadn't made vegan pastries.

Things have certainly changed since then! Now, she is dipping her toes more into ve...

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On today's episode of The Good Fork podcast, I've got the talented Chef Suzannah Gerber. 

She grew up working in kitchens and around family members who are accomplished cooks and restaurateurs, so food was a major part of her culture. Before she got into the kitchen though, she took another path -- a path that her immediate family took -- to being doctors. And then she took another, running a successful international fashi...

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How long has it been since you got on an airplane? For me, it's been five months. And I miss traveling.

So, with that in mind, on today's episode of The Good Fork podcast, we're going to my old home of Madrid. I've got Diana Esteban, founder of Madrid Vegan Tours joining me today. When I was in Madrid at the beginning of the year, we met and I went on her vegan food tour and it was incredible. When I moved from M...

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Is wine vegan?

'On this episode, Frances Gonzales, founder of Vegan Wines, answers the question: is wine vegan? (Short answer: often it is not)

We dive into wine-making, what makes many wines not vegan, learn about buzz words like "clean wine", where the best places in the world are for vegan wine and so much more.

Frances is an experienced professional in the wine industry living in the H...

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On today's episode I'm chatting with Jennifer Stojkovic, the founder of Vegan Women Summit.

Originally from Canada, she has been in the US for nearly a decade. Her career has been in tech and government relations where she's  worked closely with the world's biggest tech brands , along with getting involved in advocacy, lobbying, and PR. In the last two years she's brought that work into the food t...

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On today's episode of The Good Fork I'm chatting with plant-based protein expert Danny O’Malley. He's the founder and president of Before the Butcher, a leading provider of plant-based burgers and other meat alternatives. Maybe you've tried his meats on the new vegan menu at Evel Pie in Las Vegas.

His company was among the first to bring meat look-alike and taste-alike products to the growing number of consumers ...

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The founder and head creamstress of Paradise City Creamery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Valerie Stunning joins today's episode of The Good Fork.

Valerie Stunning, always knew in addition to her fascination with crafting decadent plant-based ice cream, the real magic she’d bring to Vegas’ scoop scene was raw inspiration born from a love & respect of her previous glittering neon worlds* where she celebrated indulgence on internation...

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Chef Kaimana Chee joins The Good Fork host Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby on this episode.

He's the Chef Ambassador for JUST. I'm thinking you've heard of them? If not, they are a San Francisco-based company on a mission to build a better food system and the creators of my current favorite breakfast staple -- JUST Egg. 

In his role as chef ambassador, Chef Kaimana travels the world as a spokesperson for JUST educating c...

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Al Mancini is a graduate of Seton Hall University and Brooklyn Law School, who began his career in journalism as a music reporter for ABC News Radio in 1996. He moved to Las Vegas to cover Southern Nevada for the network in 2001, and has covered the local dining scene for numerous publications since 2003.He's the creator of the book "Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants," which he co-authored for its first ...

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Lee Asher isn't your average animal-lover.

In 2018, he quit his career to follow his passion and take his rescued pups on the road. He's spent the past two years traveling the majority out of the time  in an RV and now a remodeled school bus, with a posse of dogs he's rescued from shelters with one mission: to get more people to adopt shelter animals.

With a passionate fan base and partnerships wi...

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You could say Lindsay Stewart was born to be a foodie. Her dad owned a pizza place in Southern California when she was a teen and she got her start there slinging pies. Throughout the years, Lindsay's place was in restaurants working as everything from dishwasher to cocktail server. She found restaurants to be home. Then, in 2014, she decided to share her love of food and restaurants with Las Vegas. She launched The Las Vegas ...

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Lindsay McCormick started BITE Toothpaste Bits because she was tired of using the small toothpaste tubes when she was on the road for work. Now, BITE is a toothpaste phenomenon that has gone viral. The vegan entrepreneur started her business in her LA living room and now has scaled to meet the growing demand for vegan, cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly, zero-waste products. She and her co-founder, Asher Hunt, even appears on t...

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Rachel Geicke never thought she'd be in the food production industry, but when she solved a need for a sweet, cold treat that was healthy, it catapulted her into the upper echelons of the entrepreneur world.

Founded only four years ago, Rachel's Snow Monkey, a plant-based ice treat that sneaks in all the healthy ingredients, has become one of the hottest products in the plant-based iced treats world. Her journey started in...

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Plant-based chef Leslie Durso joins Vegans, Baby's Diana Edelman to chat about her career in acting and working with Bill Nye, The Science Guy and then following her passion to become a plant-based chef. Today, she works with high-end hotels to create plant-based menus and meet the growing demand for whole plant cuisine and hosts retreats in Mexico and Italy. Get the scoop on how she got there, plus her adventures along the wa...

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Chef Jessica Perlstein joins The Good Fork, hosted by Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby to share her culinary journey that started at age 15 and would eventually lead her to the world-famous James Beard House. We're talking her work getting more plant-based options on the Las Vegas Strip's mega resorts, the growing trend of plant-based dining and more.

Chef Jessica shares how she was able to introduce vegan options a...

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